Rudy Dardy

Never Was Intended To Be / Searching For Love

Harvest: H-1001

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  • Artist: Rudy Dardy
  • A Side: Never Was Intended To Be
  • B Side: Searching For Love
  • Label: Harvest
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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This week's Sweet Soul experience carries two contrasting but essential sides. The a-side of this double double-hitter is a dreamy D.I.Y. harmony ballad from Norfolk, Virginia. Enriched by full vocal group harmony backing, considerately blown horns bubble away in a synth filled arrangement.

A rare local session by an artist I wasn’t familiar with before the record surfaced.

Flip it over and your treated to a fine 80’s soulful dancer session, and uncredited group pick up the pace for the mysterious Rudy Darby to whisked up a dancefloor winner.

Very obscure, presume very small limited press. An indie with the quality to alert to Soul collector camps, Sweet Soul and rare Soulful-Dance collectors will be equally drawn to its proven rarity.

Our first copy ever!

Condition Report

Two perfect labels, unblemished vinyl a strong Mint minus throughout.

A Side

  • Title: Never Was Intended To Be

    B Side

  • Title: Searching For Love
  • Year: 1982
  • City: Norfolk, Va